Chronography’s Geography: Software & Database Structure

By Jesse W. Torgerson and Ethan Yaro Note: This is the third in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. First post here; second here. When we began this project, we had a vague inkling that it might prove productive to … Continue…

How to Show Chronography’s Geography?

by Jesse W. Torgerson Note: This is the second in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. First post here. This second introductory post justifies the procedures previously outlined, stating how, for the time being, my team and I are worrying … Continue…

Next Meeting: Nov 30, Noon

Lunch Talk:* From travel routes to simulations of social behavior: uses of network analysis in history   Prof. Pavel Oleinikov (QAC)   Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11.50a – 1.10p — Allbritton 206 Brief Description: Networks can be used as a descriptive tool to help with identification of important individuals and … Continue…

Can We Map Space & Place in Historical Narratives?

by Jesse W. Torgerson Prefatory note: This is the prosaic introduction to what will be an ongoing series of posts tagged as “Narrative and Geography” The late antique and medieval world read texts called histories as literature. As just one example: Isidore, the seventh-century Bishop of Seville (Spain), put historia … Continue…